savannah-squareWe got up early on Tuesday to catch the public bus into Savannah.  Although we weren’t far from town it took almost an hour as the bus made its way to the heart of the city.  Oh well, I can’t complain since it only cost us 2 dollars!

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It was very cold and windy today…not the best conditions for a walking tour but we did it anyway.  I researched Paula Deen’s restaurant The Lady and Sons and found out that they start taking reservations at 9:30am on a walk-in basis.  After getting maps at the visitor’s center, we went to the restaurant and got a reservation for lunch.  After having breakfast, we walked the city visiting several historic squares and Forsythe park while building up an appetite for lunch. 

It was definitely a popular place.  People were lining up to get in for lunch and they were booked until 4pm!  Lunch was delicious.  Skip ordered chicken pot pie and I had the barbecue.  Skip made sure that he saved room for banana pudding (yum!) We had enough food left over for dinner too!  Best of all, I got to meet the (cardboard) Paula!

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We made our way to the riverfront area to check out the shops and see what the conditions were like for docking there.  Were we ever glad that we didn’t take our boat up the river!  It was very rough–bouncy and windy.  We decided to take a taxi back to the marina–it was more costly but much more efficient.

savannah-river-frontWe’re staying one more day at Isle of Hope.  Tomorrow, we’re going to borrow the courtesy car and visit West Marine and Walmart.  Now you know I’ve been away from civilization too long when I get excited about a trip to Walmart!!

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